#343: Understanding Causality in Nutrition Science

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Today's Topic in Focus: Understanding Causality in Nutrition Science
  • Inferring causality vs demonstrating causality
  • Hierarchy of evidence vs. standards of proof
  • The need for correlation, time precedence and non-spuriousness
  • Reductionism and erroneous application of the biomedical model to nutrition
  • The false causality dichotomy: RCTs vs. epidemiology
  • Understanding what the “highest quality evidence available” is
  • How nutritional epidemiology can infer causality
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The Quack Asylum

Being consigned to the Quack Asylum in this episode is...

The ironically-titled paper "Dietary Recommendations for Familial Hypercholesterolaemia: an Evidence-Free Zone" by a who's who list of pro-LCHF, anti-statin, LDL-skeptics.

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